If the apprehension toward taking the COVID-19 vaccine wasn’t enough, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro said the vaccine could turn people into “crocodiles.”
While speaking with the media on Thursday, Bolsonaro said “In the Pfizer contract, it’s very clear: ‘we’re not responsible for any side effects.’ If you turn into a crocodile, it’s your problem.”
In reference to drug manufacturers, Bolsonaro said, “In the Pfizer contract, it’s very clear: ‘we’re not responsible for any side effects.’ If you turn into a crocodile, it’s your problem.” However, despite the chance of being transformed into a crocodile, the Brazilian government is making the vaccine free to everyone. The Supreme Court also ruled that the vaccine would be obligatory but couldn’t be forced upon anyone. Bolsonaro, who caught the virus back in July, also addressed critics who called him out for not taking the vaccine.
“Some people say I’m giving a bad example. But to the imbeciles, to the idiots that say this, I tell them I’ve already caught the virus, I have the antibodies, so why get vaccinated?”